Jan Gerber, News24

Jan Gerber

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Cape Town, WC, South Africa

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Police committee welcomes the enactment of IPID amendment bill

The independence of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has been strengthened after President Cyril Ramaphosa enacted the Independent Police Investigative Directorate Amendment Bill. → Read More

'Very few' soldiers infected with Covid-19

While "very few" SA National Defence Force members have been infected with Covid-19, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula does not want to say how many. → Read More

SANDF stays mum on possible assistance to Mozambique

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will only discuss behind closed doors the possibility of the deployment of its special forces to Mozambique to help quell terrorist activities. → Read More

Mapisa-Nqakula denies there is a report with findings into Collins Khosa's death

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says there is no report clearing soldiers of the death of Collins Khosa. → Read More

Cigarette ban: DA lodges complaint against Dlamini-Zuma

The DA on Monday laid a charge against Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma with Parliament's Joint Committee on Ethics and Members' Interests, alleging that she lied to the public to justify the ban on sales of tobacco products. → Read More

Parliament recommends suspending payment of R22m to Ingonyama Trust

When the trust tabled its strategic and annual performance plans at a committee meeting, no budget information was included. → Read More

Land expropriation: Lapsed ad hoc committee on section 25 was not in vain

The ad hoc committee to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation will not be in vain, its chairperson, Mathole Motshekga, said after the committee lapsed. → Read More

Land expropriation: Lapsed ad hoc committee on section 25 was not in vain

The ad hoc committee to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation will not be in vain, its chairperson, Mathole Motshekga, said after the committee lapsed. → Read More

Parliament recommends suspending payment of R22m to Ingonyama Trust

When the trust tabled its strategic and annual performance plans at a committee meeting, no budget information was included. → Read More

MPs wonder: What happened to Deputy President David Mabuza?

The National Assembly Programming Committee has decided that President Cyril Ramaphosa will answer questions on 18 June and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will table an adjustment budget on 24 June. → Read More

Mkhize: Global demand for Covid-19 test kits hampering testing in SA

"Constraints beyond our control" are hampering South Africa's Covid-19 testing, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said during a National Assembly meeting. → Read More

Worldwide shortage of Covid-19 test kits creating backlog

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize expressed his concern about the global shortage of test kits for Covid-19, saying it will lead to a backlog. → Read More

ANC MPs rally around Dlamini-Zuma after 'class suicide' question

ANC MPs rallied in support of Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma after she was asked which class she wanted to commit suicide. → Read More

Mkhize: Covid-19 affects every race, doesn't matter if you're black or white

The coronavirus affects everybody and any attempt to racialise it is misleading, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize told the National Council of Provinces. → Read More

Mkhize on Glenda Gray matter: 'Let's leave the issue at that'

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize considers the Professor Glenda Gray matter closed and denied that academic freedom and freedom of expression are under threat. → Read More

Lockdown: Hotspots could remain at Level 4, says Mkhize

Covid-19 hotspots could remain at Level 4 as the country moves to Level 3, with the possibility they could be moved to a hard lockdown if measures to curtail the spread of the virus fail. → Read More

NPA ready with Bosasa-prosecutions

A "number of prosecutions" related to Bosasa are ready to be instituted, the NPA's Hermione Cronjé has told Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services. → Read More

Parliament gives Cele 3 months to appoint IPID head

While Police Minister Bheki Cele is still in contravention of legislation, Parliament's committees exercising oversight over the police gave them three months to recommend a candidate for the position of executive director for the Independent Police Investigative Directorate. → Read More

National Assembly to expedite budgetary process for Covid-19 response

Parliament is expediting the passing of the budget, which would allow Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to table an adjustment budget earlier than what normally would be the case. → Read More

Focused Covid-19 intervention from national government on the cards for Western Cape

The "early flare-up" of Covid-19 infections in the Western Cape is an indication that a similar explosion can happen elsewhere, hence there will be a "focused intervention" in the Western Cape, Deputy Minister of Health Joe Phaahla told Parliament's health committees. → Read More